April 6, 1927 ~ January 20, 2002
Born in: Shawnee, OK,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Bernice Gunter Ownbey, 74, of 19 Hickory Tree Road, Asheville, died Sunday, January 20, 2002, at her home. Mrs. Ownbey was born in Shawnee, OK, and was a daughter of the late Pascal and Hester Jenkins Gunter. She had retired to Asheville in 1980. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Louis Carter Ownbey; one daughter, Pam Farrar of Memphis, TN; one son, Mike R. Ownbey of Swannanoa; one brother, Gene Gunter of Asheville; two grandchildren, Holly Bobbitt and Angela Oswalt, and one great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Bobbitt, all of Memphis. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Duckworth officiating. Burial will be at Acton United Methodist Church Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home thirty minutes prior to the service.